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Safari Highlights in Kenya
The Samburu National Reserve is one of those areas in Kenya that everyone has heard about but very few have visited. While Samburu is a beautiful area its main attraction is the amazing display of wildlife. Samburu National Reserve is separated from another stunning reserve, Buffalo Hills, by the Ewaso N’giro River. While both reserves are huge in diameter (Samburu is 165km2) they have no border between them (besides the river) and this allows travellers to visit both regions while on a Kenyan safari.
As mentioned the Samburu region is a fantastic area to visit for its plentiful animal sightings – lots of animals flock to this area as the river flowing through Samburu provides a much needed source of water. Samburu is located in the popular Rift Valley region in Kenya and is easily accessible via road or charter plane.
One of the main attractions of Samburu is the fact that this region is home to all 3 of the big cats; lion, leopard and cheetah. Other animals found within this region are; elephant, buffalo, hippo, warthog, gazelle, impala, waterbuck, zebra and many other amazing and fascinating animals. There are also over 320 different bird species! One of the very sad facts about the wildlife in Samburu is that there are no more rhinos… poaching was the cause of this.
Samburu is characterised by acacias, riverine forests, grasslands and thorn trees. There are also 2 different mountains called Koitogor and Olokwe within the borders of the Samburu National Reserve – taking one of the many walks around these majestic mountains is highly recommended.
If you would like to visit Samburu please contact our Jenman East Africa office to find out how we can make your tailor-made adventure come true.